Welcome to our practice

Where biomimetic principles and cosmetic dentistry combine to create a level of care that's elevated above the rest.

We Are Different

Biomimetic Approach

Dr. Esther Yi is a highly advanced biomimetic dentist. Biomimetic dentistry leverages modern science-backed advancements in the field to focus on preserving the natural structure of the tooth and creating minimally invasive restorations that mimic nature's engineering principles. Unlike traditional approaches, biomimetic dentistry aims to avoid unnecessary removal of healthy tooth structure, promoting overall tooth health and longevity. Learn more about the advantages of Biomimetic Dentistry.

Technology Driven

Using state-of-the-art equipment isn’t just for fun; it allows us to better care for our patients. Through advanced techniques, we can provide you with more efficient, comfortable, and accurate services. Our iTero scanner also allows us to take digital records of your teeth, eliminating the need for messy traditional impression materials. Learn more about technology in our office.

Advanced cosmetic solutions

Dr. Esther Yi is one of very few dentists in the country that specialize in treating gaps and black triangles. She uses specific techniques that oftentimes require no removal of tooth structure and allows her patients to walk out of the office with a newly rejuvenated smile in just one appointment. Learn more about ways you can renew your smile.

Elevated standard of care

You deserve the best and it's just that simple. We only use gold standard science-backed materials for the restorations in your mouth. We also work with certified dental labs that meet strict criteria and keep production of crowns and other dental products locally or within the USA.


Dr. Esther Yi

Although Dr. Yi was born in New York, she spent most of her life in Hawaii where she cultured her appreciation for hiking, nature, and the arts. She traded in those sunny skies and ocean breezes for Seattle’s moody vibes when she decided to attend the UW School of Dentistry. She has been living here ever since and has been loving it!

Dr. Yi teaches modern restorative techniques to dentists from all over the country. She specializes in black triangle/space closures, cosmetic smile rejuvenations, and biomimetic dentistry. Dentistry is a life-long passion project for Dr. Yi. She enjoys the challenge + innovation of science but also loves the artistry that comes with being able to create something with her own hands that help patients in need.

Dr. Yi values patient-centered care above everything else and believes a key part of this is maintaining an open dialogue with her patients. She believes in talking with her patients and working together to come up with a treatment plan that is tailored to every patient and their unique situation.

When she is not busy running after her Shiba Inu dog who loves to run away, you can find her at the pottery studio, working on photography/videography projects, or backpacking somewhere in the mountains.



Office Manager

Stephanie started her dental career in 1995 and has worked in all aspects of the office. You can literally say she’s done it all! Stephanie started out as a sterilization technician and worked her way up to lead dental assistant positions, as well as Treatment and Financial Coordinator.

She has also worked as a dental consultant throughout the states of Washington and Oregon. Stephanie’s love of dentistry continues to grow through experiences and from the amazing, knowledgeable people she has met!

Outside of the office, Stephanie enjoys traveling and spending time with her family. She is very crafty and recently started working on a dollhouse she has had since she was 10 years old!“

I love dentistry, and helping patients get the care they want and need is so rewarding. I am truly honored to work alongside such a remarkable and compassionate team that is committed to delivering quality care to every patient.”


Practice Coordinator

You will be welcomed into our office by Andrea’s bright smile and compassionate nature. Andrea comes to the dental field with 20 years of business management and customer service experience, bringing with her a wealth of knowledge and skills that ensures our practice runs smoothly.

Andrea has been in dentistry working as a treatment and financial coordinator for over 5 years and is happy to help navigate your insurance nuances. She will make sure your dental health is a priority as well as help facilitate your treatment needs and is devoted to making your dental visit and exceptional experience.

Andrea enjoys living in the Renton area with her husband, children, and houseful of pets. Driving kids to sports, cooking, and exercising fills Andrea’s time away from the office. When she has time off, she enjoys roller-skating, and throwing parties for her friends and family!


Dental Hygienist

Ken has been working as a dental hygienist at Elevate Family Dentistry since 1996 and is a fan (patient) favorite! He has a degree in English from Western Washington University and studied Dental  Hygiene  at  Shoreline  Community  College.

Ken  prides  himself  on  his  excellent  clinical skills,  his  easy-going  manner  and  strives  to  make  your  cleaning appointments  comfortable  and enjoyable. He is well-versed on the dental effects of systemic diseases, auto-immune disorders, sleep apnea, clenching and grinding, and dry mouth.

Ken spends his free time writing songs on guitar, reading, hiking, and following the Seahawks, Sounders, and Mariners, although he is also—full disclosure—a lifelong Steelers fan.“I treat all of our patients with compassion, respect, and a sense of humor. The best part of my job is getting to talk to people all day long!”


Dental Hygienist

Stacy began her Dental Hygiene career in 2019 after receiving her Bachelor's degree from Lake Washington Tech. Dental Hygiene has been a very fulfilling career for her.

She has enjoyed building trusting relationships with her patients, educating them on their oral health, and providing optimal care. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her cats, trying new restaurants, and traveling.

Samantha G

Dental Assistant

Samantha G. graduated with honors from the PIMA Medical Institute Dental Assisting Program in May of 2021. Before beginning her career in dentistry, she worked as a customer service team lead at a local computer/IT company for several years, which was where she was introduced to specialty dental software and knew she had to make a career change.

Samantha not only takes pride in WHAT she does, but also HOW she does it. She is always focused on providing a wonderful experience to anyone who walks through our doors and ensuring our patients are happy and confident with their smiles! Outside of the office, Samantha enjoys watching a good movie with her husband, or playing games online with friends. Samantha also has a rescue dog named Kairi, two cats (Oliver/Taz), and even a rabbit named Dean!

“I am so very grateful to be working alongside such an amazing team of dental professionals and am so excited to continue meeting all our wonderful patients. Hope to see you soon!”

Samantha K

Dental Assistant

Samantha has been an assistant for a little over 3 years now. She graduated in 2019 from Renton Technical College with her Associates of Applied Science in Dental Assisting.She also passed all three Dental Assisting National board exams which makes her a nationally recognized Certified Dental Assistant.

Born and raised in Washington, Sam likes to sing, dance, play tennis, and go to concerts. Sam has two cats – Peaches & Kiwi – who keep her busy outside of work as well.“I find great gratification in knowing that I am helping people every single day feel more confident about their smile. It is very rewarding to have the satisfaction, privilege, and joy of positively transforming a patient’s life by helping restore their oral health.”


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